2014 Old Questions


Yangon

1. I have read all the books on my bookshelf.

There is no …..

There is no book on my bookshelf that I have not read.


2. Mar Mar said to me, “When will you go abroad?”.

 Mar Mar asked …..

Mar Mar asked me when I would go abroad.


3. The weather was too hot for the children to go for a swim.

 The weather was so …..

The weather was so hot that the children could not go for a swim.


4. He did his homework and then watched TV.

Having …..

Having done his homework, he watched TV.


5. Unless you study hard, you will fail in the examination.

 If …..

If you study hard, you won’t fail in the examination.
(OR) If you don’t study hard, you will fail in the examination.


6. As soon as he heard the news, he shouted with joy.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did he hear the news than he shouted with joy.


7. Hla Maung took my book but he didn’t ask for my permission.

Without …..

Without asking for my permission, Hla Maung took my book.


8. Have you ever been to Pyin Oo Lwin? It is a famous summer resort.

Have you …..

Have you ever been to Pyin Oo Lwin, a famous summer resort?


9. When the fire brigade arrived, the building had almost burnt down.

By the time …..

By the time the fire brigade arrive, the building had almost burnt down.


10. Many beautiful old buildings are being replaced by modern buildings.

Modern buildings …..

Modern buildings are replacing many beautiful old buildings.


Mandalay

1. Asians eat more rice than Europeans.

 Europeans …..

Europeans do not eat as much rice as the Asians.


2. His parents do not allow him to smoke.

 He …..

He is not allowed to smoke by his parents.


3. The boys could swim. Nobody taught them.

 Without …..

Without being taught, the boys could swim.


4. “Why were you absent yesterday, Wunna?” said the teacher.

The teacher asked …..

The teacher asked Wunna why he had been absent the day before.


5. We had just arrived home when it began to rain.

No sooner …..

No sooner had we arrived home than it began to rain.


6. Both my sister and I were not hungry.

 Neither of …..

Neither of us was hungry.


7. I have read all the books on this book-shelf.

There is no …..

There is no book on this book-shelf that I have not read.


8. The sum is so easy that even a child can do it.

It is such …..

It is such an easy sum that even a child can do it.


9. Although the wind was strong, our plane landed safely.

 In spite of …..

In spite of the strong wind, our plane landed safely.
(OR)
In spite of the wind being strong, our plane landed safely.


10. Ngapali is an attractive beach resort. We will visit there next summer.

We will visit …..

We will visit Ngapali, an attractive beach resort, next summer.


Sagaing/Chin

1. She spoke very softly. I could hardly hear her.

She spoke so …..

She spoke so softly that I could hardly hear her.


2. The manager of the hotel said to me, “My staff will do their best to make sure you enjoy your stay.”

The manager of the hotel told me that …..

The manager of the hotel told me that his staff would do their best to make sure I enjoyed my stay.


3. The drowning man was shouting. He waved his arms frightfully.

Waving …..

Waving his arms frightfully, the drowning man was shouting.


4. The money is kept in reserve for their retirement.

They …..

They keep the money in reserve for their retirement.


5. Although they have different views, they get on well with each other.

In spite of …..

In spite of having different views, they get on well with each other.


6. Unless you finish your homework, you cannot go out with your friends.

 If …..

If you finish your homework, you can go out with your friends.
(OR)
If you don’t finish your homework, you can’t go out with your friends.


7. He worked long hours in the cold and his hands were sore and cracked.

 After …..

After he had worked long hours in the cold, his hands were sore and cracked.


8. If you work harder, you will get better results.

Unless …..

Unless you work harder, you won’t get better results.


9. Harvey learned and taught anatomy not from books but from dissections.

It …..

It is Harvey who learned and taught anatomy not from book but from dissections.


10. As soon as WHO adopted a new policy of using traditional medicine, it became popular especially in developing countries.

No sooner …..

No sooner did WHO adopt a new policy of using traditional medicine than it became popular especially in developing countries.


Kachin

1. The teacher said to the class,” Stand up.”

The teacher told …..

The teacher told the class to stand up.


2. Cho Cho may have come here or Nyo Nyo may have come here.

Either …..

Either Cho Cho or Nyo Nyo may have come here.


3. The woman is not strong enough to stand up.

The woman is too …..

The woman is too weak to stand up.


4. Every flower in the National Park looks beautiful.

There is no …..

There is no flower in the National Park that does not look beautiful.


5. If you work harder, you will succeed more.

 The …..

The harder you work, the more you will succeed.


6. I cleaned the house and so did May.

 Both …..

Both May and I cleaned the house.


7. My friend speaks English much better than I do.

 I do not …..

I do not speak English as well as my friend.


8. Bagan is an ancient city. We will visit Bagan this summer.

 We …..

We will visit Bagan, an ancient city, this summer.


9. The receptionist is ill. She works at the lawyer’s office.

The receptionist who …..

The receptionist who works at the lawyer’s office is ill.


10. Though the weather was hot, the students continued playing football.

 In spite of …..

In spite of the hot weather, the students continued playing football.
(OR)
In spite of the weather being hot, the students continued playing football.


Bago

1. This pen is not mine. It is not hers.

This pen is neither …..

This pen is neither mine nor hers.


2. When mother had finished the washing, she started knitting.

 Having …..

Having finished the washing, mother started knitting.


3. The manager came into the office. Nobody saw him.

 Without …..

Without being seen, the manager came into the office.


4. Pyin Oo Lwin is a beautiful hill resort. We will visit there next summer.

We will visit …..

We will visit Pyin Oo Lwin, a beautiful hill resort, next summer.


5. The question was so difficult that no one could answer it.

 It was such …..

It was such a difficult question that no one could answer it.


6. My sister has washed and ironed all the shirts in this basket.

 There is no …..

There is no shirt in this basket that my sister has not washed.


7. We had just arrived home when it began to rain.

No sooner …..

No sooner had we arrived home than it began to rain.


8. Although the rain was heavy, we didn’t get wet.

 In spite of …..

In spite of the heavy rain, we didn’t get wet.
(OR)
In spite of the rain being heavy, we didn’t get wet.


9. “How long have you been waiting for me?” said Moe Moe to her friend.

 Moe Moe asked …..

Moe Moe asked her friend how long she had been waiting for her.


10. I have not returned the book to the library yet.

 The book …..

The book has not been returned to the library yet.


Magway

1. The flight was delayed as the weather was bad.

 Due to …..

Due to the bad weather, the flight was cancelled.


2. The dog rushed towards the gate as soon as the boy let it out of the kennel.

No sooner …..

No sooner did the boy let it out of the kennel than the dog rushed towards the gate.


3. It is better for you if you don’t know much about the problem.

 The less …..

The less you know about the problem, the better it is for you.


4. Jimmy said to Mary, “May I know your phone number?”.

 Jimmy asked …..

Jimmy asked Mary if he might know her phone number.


5. Identity cards must be brought by all candidates to the examination hall.

 All candidates …..

All candidates must bring identity cards to the examination hall.


6. Thura plays golf better than Thiha.

 Thiha …..

Thiha does not play golf as well as Thura.


7. Both Myo Myo and Soe Soe were present at the party yesterday.

 Neither …..

Neither Myo Myo nor Soe Soe was absent at the party yesterday.


8. If you don’t follow the teacher’s advice, you won’t get the correct answer.

 Unless …..

Unless you follow the teacher’s advice, you won’t get the correct answer.


9. You cannot pass the matriculation examination unless you work really hard.

 Without …..

Without working really hard, you cannot pass the matriculation examination.


10. The room is so large that it can be used as a reception room.

The room is large …..

The room is large enough to be used as a reception room.


Shan/ Kayah

1. My grandmother taught me how to cook curries.

 I …..

I was taught how to cook curries by my grandmother.


2. You are too young to understand what I mean.

 You are not …..

You are not old enough to understand what I mean.


3. If we travel more quickly, we will reach our destination faster.

The more …..

The more quickly we travel, the faster we will reach our destination.


4. When the athlete knew that he had broken the record, he was delighted very much.

Knowing …..

Knowing that he had broken the record, the athlete was delighted very much.


5. Although she took regular exercises, she did not lose weight.

In spite of …..

In spite of taking regular exercises, she did not lose weight.


6. Ma Ma speaks English more fluently than her friends.

Her friends …..

Her friends do not speak English as fluently as Ma Ma.


7. The Myanmar Traditional Chinlone Teams won many gold medals in the 27th SEA Games.

 It …..

It was the Myanmar Traditional Chinlone Teams that won many gold medals in the 27th SEA Games.
(OR)
It was in the 27th SEA Games that the Myanmar Traditional Chinlone Teams won many gold medals.


8. Inlay Lake is visited by most tourists. It is one of the tourist attractions in Myanmar.

Inlay Lake, …..

Inlay Lake, one of the tourist attractions in Myanmar, is visited by most tourists.


9. The journey was so exciting that I could not forget it.

It was such …..

It was such an exciting journey that I could not forget it.


10. We will go to Ngapali in summer. We will go to Chaungtha in summer.

We will go either …..

We will go either to Ngapali or to Chaungtha in summer.


Ayeyarwady

1. When we reached the village, it was already dark.

By the time …..

By the time we reached the village, it was already dark.


2. I said to my brother, “What happened to your computer?”

I asked …..

I asked my brother what had happened to his computer.


3. Diamond is the most precious stone in the world.

There is no …..

There is no stone in the world as precious as diamond.


4. When the boys had done their homework, they went to bed.

 No sooner …..

No sooner had the boys done their homework than they went to bed.


5. The maid swept the floor and then polished it.

 After …..

After sweeping the floor, the maid polished it.
(OR)
After the maid had swept the floor, she polished it.


6. Myanmar is an agricultural country. Thailand is an agricultural country.

Both …..

Both Myanmar and Thailand are agricultural countries.


7. The meeting was so important that all officials had to attend it.

It was such …..

It was such an important meeting that all officials had to attend it.


8. Unless you behave well, you’ll not be allowed to attend the party.

 If you …..

If you behave well, you’ll be allowed to attend the party.
(OR)
If you do not behave well, you won’t be allowed to attend the party.


9. Myanmar is a beautiful country. It is rich in natural resources.

Myanmar is not only …..

Myanmar is not only a beautiful country but also rich in natural resources.


10. The book is not interesting enough for me to continue to read it.

The book is too …..

The book is too boring for me to continue to read it.


Mon/Kayin/Tanintharyi

1. English is one of the most useful languages.

 Ver y few …..

Very few languages are as useful as English.


2. When I entered the room, I found that the window was open.

Entering …..

Entering the room, I found that the window was open.


3. The winning goal was scored by Aung Aung.

 Aung Aung …..

Aung Aung scored the winning goal.


4. Mg Khin is clever enough to answer the question to the teacher’s satisfaction.

 Mg Khin is so …..

Mg Khin is so clever that he can answer the question to the teacher’s satisfaction.


5. The tourist said to the boy, “Can you show me the way to the railway station?”

The tourist asked …..

The tourist asked the boy if he could show him the way to the railway station.


6. He drives so skillfully that the passengers feel safe and secure.

He is such …..

He is such a skilful driver that the passengers feel safe and secure.


7. Although she has a very good job, she isn’t well-paid.

In spite of …..

In spite of having a good job, she isn’t well-paid.


8. Unless you heed your parent’s words, you’ll get into trouble.

 If …..

If you heed your parent’s words, you won’t get into trouble.
(OR)
If you don’t heed your parent’s words, you’ll get into trouble.


9. Daylight is better than electric light.

 Electric …..

Electric light is not as good as daylight.


10. The philosopher came back empty-handed. So did the medico.

Both …..

Both the philosopher and the medico came back empty-handed.


Rakhine

1. The headmistress gave us a speech in the hall yesterday.

We …..

We were given a speech in the hall by the headmaster.


2. The book is too boring for me to read to the end.

The book is not …..

The book is not interesting enough for me to read to the end.


3. When you ride your bike faster, the danger is greater.

The faster …..

The faster you ride your bike, the greater the danger.


4. When he had done his homework, he read the newspaper.

Having …..

Having done his homework, he read the newspaper.


5. These potted plants look more beautiful than the flowers in my garden.

 The flowers in my garden …..

The flowers in my garden do not look as beautiful as these potted plants.


6. Although he fell from a great height, he did not break any bones.

 In spite of …..

In spite of falling from a great height, he did not break any bones.


7. My eldest sister sent me a lovely doll as a present.

It …..

It was a lovely doll that my elder sister sent me as a birthday present.


8. Inlay is very famous among tourists. It is a huge freshwater lake in Shan State.

 Inlay, …..

Inlay, a huge freshwater lake in Shan State, is very famous among tourists.


9. The suit was so expensive that I could not afford it.

  It was such …..

It was such an expensive suit that I could not afford it.


10. She may have gone to the pagoda. She may have gone to the monastery.

 She may have gone either …..

She may have gone either to the pagoda or to the monastery.


Overseas

1. Although he worked the whole night, he couldn’t finish the task.

 In spite of …..

In spite of working the whole night, he couldn’t finish the task.


2. I was taught by experience that life is meaningful.

Experience …..

Experience taught me that life is meaningful.


3. As soon as Mya Mya realized that the house was on fire, she rang the fire station.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did Mya Mya realize that the house was on fire than she rang the fire station.


4. Every student in our school obeys the rules and regulations.

There is no …..

There is no student in our school who does not obey the rules and regulations.


5. U Hla Maung is a very strict person. He is the managing director of our company.

U Hla Maung, …..

U Hla Maung, the managing director of our company, is a very strict person.


6. Robots can work more precisely than human workers.

Human workers …..

Human workers cannot work as precisely as robots.


7. Mother said to Ko Ko, “Did you go to the cinema with your friends yesterday?”.

 Mother …..

Mother asked Ko Ko if he had gone to the cinema with his friends the day before.


8. The students left the classroom. They did not shut all the windows.

 Without …..

Without shutting all the windows, the students left the classroom.


9. The day was so wet and cold that we stayed indoors.

It was such …..

It was such a wet and cold day that we stayed indoors.


10. My sister and I cannot answer this question.

Neither …..

Neither my sister nor I can answer this question.